According to the headline, “Egypt Now Exploits Sinai To Pose New Threat To Israel.” Initially, it had been thought that Egypt was going after Islamist terrorists. Israel had, pursuant to the peace treaty with Egypt, granted permission for Egypt to take helicopters and small numbers of troops into the Sinai for that purpose. Now, there are many more Egyptian troops there, without giving Israeli advance notice or seeking approval. “How quickly last week’s terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptians has turned into Morsi’s opportunity to consolidate power and to pose a new threat to Israel.” Things are seldom as they seem.

Buttercup.
Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers.

Captain. (puzzled)
Very true,
So they do.

Buttercup.
Black sheep dwell in every fold;
All that glitters is not gold;
Storks turn out to be but logs;
Bulls are but inflated frogs.

Captain. (puzzled)
So they be,
Frequentlee.

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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